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Adam Hime '04 is Senior Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs for Viacom Media Networks Global Entertainment Group, where he has also served as Senior Vice President and Head of West Coast Intellectual Property and Litigation. During his tenure with Viacom, Hime has been responsible for the negotiation of high-level production services, co-finance, executive producer, showrunner, talent and writer agreements, as well as oversight of production on numerous scripted and unscripted projects. Hime has also been responsible for the resolution and disposition of legal claims, and has served as lead in-house counsel for Viacom on several major litigations in state and federal court. Hime joined USC Gould School of Law as a lecturer in law in 2017, and also serves as an adjunct professor in Carnegie Mellon’s Masters in Entertainment Industry Management program. In 2009, Hime was recognized as a Rising Star in the areas of Entertainment and Intellectual Property law by Los Angeles Magazine. Prior to joining Viacom, Hime was a member of the litigation department at Irell and Manella LLP. Hime earned his JD, Order of the Coif, from USC Gould, where he received the Hon. Warren J. Ferguson Award and was an editor of the Southern California Law Review.
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Edward Kleinbard was interviewed about President Donald Trump's tax plan on how it will impact America's middle class. "It's not a very coherent philosophical document other than let's cut taxes on the most affluent Americans," Kleinbard said.
Gillian Hadfield attained SSRN's designation as being in the top 10% of Authors on SSRN by all-time downloads.
Abby K. Wood
Abby Wood's paper, "To See or Not to See? Campaign Finance Disclosure and Voter Competence" was accepted to the 2017 Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (after peer review).
"Does the Supreme Court Understand the Innovation Economy?" (with Ted Sichelman). Forbes Magazine Opinion (July 2017).